How to Climb a Cat Tree with Sophie | #WobblyWednesday
Step 1: Ignore the convenient ramp on the front. Instead, climb up the scratching post on the side.
Never mind the fact that Mom & Dad specifcally got a cat tree with a ramp so that I could easily get on it.
Step 2: Fake out Mom & Dad by making them think that I’m falling. Really though, I got this.
Mom & Dad were standing right there, ready to catch me if I really needed them to. Which is NEVER!
Step 3: Once you’ve successfully scaled the cat tree, settle into the little house for a second to catch your breath.
Climbing up a cat tree takes a lot of energy! Nap time!
Step 4: Just kidding — another fake out! Jump down 5 seconds later.
Who needs a nap when there’s more things to climb! Back to work!
As most of you know, Sophie has cerebellar hypoplasia and can’t jump very well. Instead, she climbs.
She. Climbs. Everything.
She has figured out how to climb the cat tree from the side, ignoring the ramp as she said (the ramp is for sissies!). She has figured out how to climb the couch in every way imaginable – up the back of the couch, up the arm of the couch, up the front of the couch. And as soon as she reaches the top, she jumps right back down and does it all over again. And just when we think there couldn’t possibly be another way to climb the couch, she amazes us with some crazy new climbing move. I’ve tried to catch her on video many times, but it always happens so fast, I can never get my camera out in time.
The best part about it all is the look on her face after she’s reached the summit of her goal. Her look says it all — “MOM! DAD! Did you SEE that?!? Wasn’t it AWESOME?!?!? Let me show you AGAIN!!!”
Sophie is a pistol for sure. We have loved every second of watching her grow and figure out her own way of doing things. It’s been a fun and amazing journey so far — looking forward to all that lies ahead with her!